Go2School Program Brings Free Education To Somali Children

“For Aden, a poor boy whose family lives in a derelict building in a Mogadishu slum, the transition from streets to classroom might never have happened without a new government-run program called Go2School that seeks to give a free elementary school education to at least 1 million children.

Many in Somalia are happy with the new program, but the country‚Äôs al-Qaida-linked militant group this week warned that schools are legitimate targets for attack. Sheikh Ali Mohamed Hussein, a senior al-Shabab official, told reporters on Tuesday that the education program seeks to secularize Somali children.”

http://www.boston.com/news/education/2014/02/07/free-education-lures-somali-children-from-streets/yQ0NuhvKtR5Uq8yuLCepnL/story.html

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